Colitis is the inflammation or irritation of the colon or large intestine and it commonly causes recurring and severe bouts of diarrhoea (often containing blood and mucus). It can be triggered by a whole host of different things including; parasites, food intolerances, bacteria, viruses or simply eating something they shouldn’t have (Labradors… we’re looking at you.)
Feeding a diet which is high in fibre, easy to digest and low in fat can support the management of colitis. Our meals contain veggies and lentils which provide soluble and insoluble fibre to support the good bacteria in the gut and keep everything moving through. We can make sure to only send you only our low-fat meals, or alternatively, if your dog has lost weight because of an upset tum, we can make a tailored recommendation to help bring it back to normal.
Remember to always chat with your vet before changing your dog’s diet because in more severe cases, some dogs might require anti-inflammatory or immunosuppressive medications to manage the root of the problem.